B. Riley Financial Acquires Interface Consulting International

Adds Industry-Leading Team of Consultants to B. Riley Advisory Services, Enhances Platform's Continuum of Professional Services

LOS ANGELES and HOUSTON, July 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: RILY) ("B. Riley") today announced it has acquired the assets of Interface Consulting International, Inc. ("Interface Consulting"), a leading engineering and construction consulting and expert services firm.

B. Riley Financial acquires Interface Consulting, industry leading expert services and dispute resolution firm

Interface Consulting specializes in troubled projects, from providing in-depth analysis and expert testimony in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and disputes, to project planning guidance and execution. The firm serves a variety of clients involved in the engineering and construction process including owners, contractors, attorneys, engineers, insurers, and suppliers. This team of highly qualified consultants has experience assisting in large, complex domestic and international capital projects and has supported client matters in over 60 countries on nearly every continent including Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Through the acquisition, Interface Consulting joins B. Riley Advisory Services, adding another industry-leading practice to the firm's continuum of professional services. Interface Consulting's team of professionals, led by Chris Sullivan, President, and Lisa Sumner Heard, Executive Vice President, brings decades of experience advising clients on complex construction and engineering projects.

Ian Ratner, co-CEO of B. Riley Advisory Services, commented: "Interface Consulting is a highly regarded expert services and dispute resolution firm with a decades-long track record of delivering exceptional service to its clients across the construction and engineering space. We are thrilled to welcome our newest colleagues to B. Riley. This team is an exciting addition with which to further enhance our Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support practice as we expand our professional services platform to address our clients' most critical objectives."

Chris Sullivan, President of Interface Consulting, added: "We are proud of the legacy we have built over nearly 40 years and are excited for a bright future as part of B. Riley. Our clients have come to rely on the multidisciplined field experience and expert insight of our team to navigate challenging matters. Interface Consulting has expertise in construction claim and litigation support, including providing expert testimony in court and arbitration. Many of our consultants have worked on capital projects throughout the engineering, procurement, construction, and start-up phases, and this hands-on experience benefits our clients by providing industry-leading analysis and insight. The combination of our firms enhances the strategic solutions we offer through access to a full suite of services spanning forensic accounting, investment banking, advisory, and much more. We look forward to contributing to B. Riley's continued success as we carry on our tradition of providing superior claims management and expert services to our clients across the industries we serve."

Mr. Sullivan has over 35 years of experience in engineering and project management in the U.S. and abroad. As a specialist in the commercial and technical aspects of project management, throughout his career, he has been engaged on several high-profile engineering and construction projects involving refineries, chemical plants, petrochemical and industrial facilities, oil and gas facilities, power plants, pipelines, and commercial buildings. His expertise in contract execution includes project development, engineering, procurement, construction, and project controls. Ms. Heard has over 35 years of experience in the marketing, management, and operations of a professional services and expert advisory firm. Her work has included providing quality service in managing client engagements, building relationships within the construction and legal industries, and providing strategic insight on the issues affecting contractors, owners, and attorneys.

About Interface Consulting
Interface Consulting is a leading construction consulting firm providing a portfolio of professional support services, including claims management and analysis, project advisory, and litigation and arbitration support, to a wide range of clients involved in the engineering and construction process. For more information, visit

About B. Riley Advisory Services
B. Riley Advisory Services is a leading provider of specialty business advisory services that works with law firms, lenders, private equity sponsors, and companies of all types on business challenges such as planning and executing a major acquisition or divestiture, pursuing a fraud investigation or corporate litigation, or managing through a business crisis or bankruptcy. The firm offers a unique mix of appraisal services including asset-based lending (ABL) valuations, restructuring and turnaround management, forensic accounting and litigation support, and transaction support services including due diligence and quality of earnings reviews. For more information, visit

About B. Riley Financial
B. Riley Financial (Nasdaq: RILY) is a diversified financial services platform that delivers tailored solutions to meet the strategic, operational, and capital needs of its clients and partners. B. Riley leverages cross-platform expertise to provide clients with full service, collaborative solutions at every stage of the business life cycle. Through its affiliated subsidiaries, B. Riley provides end-to-end financial services across investment banking, institutional brokerage, private wealth and investment management, financial consulting, corporate restructuring, operations management, risk and compliance, due diligence, forensic accounting, litigation support, appraisal and valuation, auction, and liquidation services. B. Riley opportunistically invests to benefit its shareholders, and certain affiliates originate and underwrite senior secured loans for asset-rich companies.

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